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as long as i have the privilege to be your president. >> challenger mitt romney in an all-out sprint as well from heart land to midwest to midatlantic. this is iowa. >> if you're tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for real change and paul ryan and i are going to bring real change to america from day one. >> the scene is set for history from sea to shining sea. america votes in two days with two views from two candidates. on this november 4th of 2012. >>> good day. welcome to "weekend with alex witt." all that plus four fresh battle ground polls and we're joining you live at 30 rockefeller center, headquarters for msnbc's campaign coverage from now until election day. and through results night tuesday. first, this day's headlines. with less than 40 hours to election day a flurry of activity already this sunday. president obama kicked off the day in new hampshire with former president bill clinton. >> so when you ask yourself the question, who is going to fight for me and bring about real change, you know that i know what real change looks like. because i fought for it alongs
romney in critical battle ground states. less than 60 hours to go to election day. the drama is building and we're on the trail with live reports and new polls to share. good day, everyone. welcome to weekends with alex witt and welcome to live coverage from democracy plaza. we will be here in 30 rockefeller center in new york city until election day and all through the results night tuesday. we'll have more on that in just a moment. first let's get to what's happening right now. three days until the election. new today president obama looking to close the deal in the crucial battle ground state of ohio. this is from mentor, ohio where the president is just about to speak. we're watching that very closely. before heading to today's event, though, the president visited fema headquarters to get a response to the efforts of aftermath of hurricane sandy. he is sending -- >> we don't have any patience for bureaucracy. we don't have any patience for red tape. and we want to make sure that we are figuring out a way to get to yes as opposed to no when it comes to these problems. >> meanwhile, mi
romney on a nonstop sweep of critical swing states. new this morning a fresh poll in two of those key states. we've got live coverage ahead. >>> our other big story of the morning, the aftermath of sandy. an outcry forces the new york marathon's cancellation. millions remain without power, while many are without access to food and water. we've got a live update in minutes. >>> plus the gas crisis. people still waiting in lines for hours, so how long will it last? and is this any solution in sight? good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." and welcome here to the kickoff of msnbc's live coverage from demosthenes plaza. we'll be right here in rockefeller center in new york city from now until election day and through the results night on tuesday. we're going to have more on that in just a moment. but first here's what's happening right now. it is a sprint to the finish, a huge weekend for both campaigns. president obama and mitt romney crisscrossing the country in a blur of nonstop events. we have two reports, nbc's peter alexander is in new hampshire today with mitt
americans mostly from states won by mitt romney who have petitioned the white house to let hem secede. you're saying let them for one big reason. >> well, yes. i'd hate to lose these states because our country has 50 states for a good reason and we like our fellow americans. but strictly as a budgetary matter, if you look at the states that supported mitt rom if i, a lot of those states that want out of the union whether in the south, some in the plains and the mountain states, these are the ones that take far more in federal spending than they give tax dollars. so if you similply lop them off the union we would have a far more prosperous nation. but we'd have other problems. >> ashley, let's talk about what you've been reporting on which is mitt romney's gift remarks. here's a bit of what the defeated gop candidate said. here it is. >> what the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote." >> okay. so first off, how did we learn about these
in of issues that the romney campaign frankly didn't quite get. the obama campaign team understood what the electorate would look like, and the romney team did not. >> it is a divided country ideal logically. there are divisions that are still going to have to be healed. 55 million or so people voted for president obama, 53 million and change voted against him. right? so those 53 million people are going to have to be persuaded. and are going to have to be brought along. but i don't -- wouldn't use the word fractured for the country so much as just an evolving country, a changing country. but it's a different-looking country. it's a different-feeling country. it's a different-sounding country. we speak more in spanish now than we used to. and i think that creates a lot of anxiety in some people. it's difficult for some people to deal with. but that's the way it is. >> how about mitt romney's concession speech? did it hit the points it needed to? did it do anything to bring those 53 million and change back into the tent happily so? >> i thought it was a very good concession speech. numbe
forgotten, the election seems like a long way in the past for some of us, but mitt romney tried to make an issue of benghazi in the hours after the attack. he jumped on the administration before we knew that four americans had been killed and that obviously backfired on him. because the information was still coming out about what happened and how deep the tragedy was. and then in the foreign policy debate, the second debate he tried to make benghazi an issue by claiming that the president hadn't called it a terrorist attack when he had used the word in his rose garden press availability on the issue. that, too, backfired. it's interesting, too, in the days following that he stopped -- mitt romney stopped talking about it. i think that is a reflection of the fact that it was an issue that wasn't working for him. and that might be a cautionary tale for the republicans who are pursuing this today. >> i think he stopped talking about it after the debate when he was called out on it. john, we have the president in thailand today asked about reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. here's w
that because republicans to some degree why chastened by the election defeat of mitt romney and the fact that democrats gained seats in the senate are more in a mood to compromise and the president realizes that the fiscal cliff and the huge deficits are hanging over his administration and legacy, so everybody's got an incentive to compromise, especially with those tax cuts expiring at the end of the year. >> okay, john harwood as always many thanks, appreciate. in this week's office politics, former new york governor george pataki. we talked about working in bipartisan fashion during times of crisis and how he thinks fellow governor chris christie had the right approach in new jersey in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. here in the state of new york, not so much. >> i am extraordinarily disappointed in the response. it is now more than well over two weeks after the storm and there are still people who have no power. to me that's inexcusable. but one of the things i learned, and i had everything from ice storms to hideous floods to blizzards to hurricanes, and, of course, september 11th
the surprise for the romney forces because consistently they showed in the targeted states in those nine swing states that this was going to be the outcome, but they were thinking that yard signs necessarily equated with votes when they didn't. they were measuring rally attendance when they should have been looking at hard data. and so it's all a part of what i said a moment ago and what karen is saying. it's a big country. you got to embrace it or it will do you in for future cycles because demographics are not on the side of the sgchgop. >> is there a character matt tick figure that can bring it back? >> part of what we did in 2005 in the after math 6 john kerry's loss,figure that can bring it b? >> part of what we did in 2005 in the after math 6 john kerry's loss, they're going through the same question. who is the leader of the sdmic party. and part of what we did frankly between governor dean and leadership in the house and the senate, we brought governors in and mayors in and kind of said how do we as a party better communicate our values. we looked at we're losing votes among people who
care. they would have done it had mitt romney been elected and they can't do that. boehner has said repealing it entirely is a moot issue. but getting some concessions is probably the way to do it. in part because there are democrats who agree that changes should be made and even the president has said that it's not a perfect law. do the math. deduct it a little bit or make changes to republican care. you've got the workings of a grand compromise and everyone can walk away a winner by saying, look, we changed obama care, we're going to pay down the debt. who loses in that situation? certainly on the fringes people would say it's a bad deal but pretty much both parties could walk away and say we compromised and we fixed it. >> you want to write that up and send it up to the hill there? the other hot topic on "meet the press," the gaubenghazi attack t killed the ambassador chris stevens. >> susan rice is obligated to do more than look at a three-sentence unclassified or five-classified unclassified talking points. she had access to all of the sensitive top secret classified informatio
, governor romney lost single women 68 to 30. you can't possibly do that. it's mystifying. and the policies, the war on women which the republican hierarchy poo pooed. >> about the same number for hispanics as well, governor. he lost hispanics by the same number. >> yes. you can't just change the hispanic vote by putting up a few hispanic candidates. you've got to pass the green act. the republican party has to decide that they're going to collaborate with democrats to pass the dream act. puts that issue aside so it's no longer a dividing line for latino voters. they have to get rid of these invasive vaginal stains. women are very particular, they should be, about their right to control their own body. they've got to get off this. as long as these are the policies that they follow putting up a few attractive candidates who are women or minorities isn't going to make it. >> you know what, joe, do you think the republicans are going to sit back now and do a reality check and look at things like what ed rendell is saying? others, they lost. >> i think so, alex. i think that republicans wanted
've got these two brothers, one of whom works for mitt romney. >> right. >> what in the world is thanksgiving dinner like around your table? >> we've had some bad ones. but we've had some -- >> can't talk about the iraq war. >> no, we can't talk about that. >> seriously. >> my mother hates it when i tell that story though. >> 2004, middle of the iraq war. >> it was just the boys weren't getting along. >> ian brzezinski, who worked for don rumsfeld, right under don rumsfeld. mark brzezinski, worked for bill clinton, and now is an ambassador in sweden, for barack obama, they got into a fight over thanksgiving dinner over the iraq war. it started in the dining room. >> it was heated. >> and ended up on the front line. >> it was very heated. you know how the boys are. >> like the kennedys with flag football? >> there was none of that. >> it was crazy. really. >> are you a really good guitar player? >> you know, some people say -- >> you've never heard that? >> i'm not actually -- yeah, write that down. i'm not actually a good guitar player, but i play guitar, piano. i'm a generali
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